Overview: 'The Football Match' is a colourful and high-quality, art design silk pocket square with hand-sewn hem, created using artist Roy de Maistre's rugby football painting, 'The Football Match', in collaboration with its owner, the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. Presented in a complimentary gift box, for the perfect present. Made in England. Price £70.
Free UK and most international delivery (see below and 'Delivery')
Design & Inspiration: 'The Football Match' is a colourful and high-quality, full-size silk pocket square and has been created using the rugby football painting, 'The Football Match', by Australian modernist artist Roy de Maistre CBE in collaboration with its owner, the Janet Holmes à Court Collection in Perth, Western Australia. De Maistre (1894-1968) was a pioneer of modern Australian art; he experimented with linking colours of the spectrum to notes of the musical scale, 'colour-music', and he was recognised as the first Australian artist to use pure abstraction. Works produced following his permanent move to London in 1930 were in a figurative style and based on his interpretation of Cubism.
De Maistre's original oil on canvas rugby work was painted in 1938. Little known today is that from 1912 to 1948 the Olympic Games awarded medals for art and literature about sport and 'The Football Match' was submitted for the 1948 London Summer Olympics, representing Great Britain.
The artwork is reproduced with a good balance of colour between the printed and reverse sides of the silk pocket square to work perfectly with any pocket square fold. The image is framed by the rugby pocket square’s blue grey border and blue hand-rolled & hand-sewn hem.
'The Football Match' art design pocket square in its complimentary gift box makes a unique and stylish rugby gift for men who love their rugby, whether watching or playing. Perfect for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or simply as a thank you. Inside each smart Otway & Orford gift box with its blueberry-coloured lid and pale blue base, the silk pocket square has been carefully wrapped in tissue and is accompanied by a card telling the story of the artist and his vibrant and stirring artwork.
Size: A full-size silk pocket square, approximately 42cm x 42cm (16.5” x 16.5”). Dimensions may vary slightly following the printing and manufacturing process as silk is a natural material.
Material Composition & Care: 100% Mulberry silk is woven into 15oz silk twill, which is used for its look and feel as well as to ensure the pocket square sits perfectly in the top pocket.
Silk should always be dry cleaned by reputable dry cleaners. Avoid pressing the hand-finished hem of the pocket square in order to preserve the hem’s distinctive 'shoestring' shape and character.
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Country of Origin: Made in England. Printed and manufactured with hand-finishing in Macclesfield Cheshire, the traditional home of English silk printing. Meets EU criteria for being a product of the UK.
Price: £70 is the price of a pocket square, including complimentary gift box, for sales to all countries as there is no UK VAT/sales tax charge on any goods or services available on this website. As all goods and services sold to outside the UK are provided Delivery Duties Unpaid (DDU), the price excludes any customs duties, taxes and clearance charges. If applicable, these are payable locally by the recipient. Meets EU criteria for being a product of the UK.
Delivery: There is free delivery in the UK and for most destinations internationally. We ship in the UK using Royal Mail and internationally using DPD, DHL, Parcelforce and Royal Mail. To find the countries we ship to along with delivery details by country (including aimed for delivery time) please see 'Delivery'. These details are also part of the checkout process, ahead of order confirmation.
Returns: You may return a purchase to us for refund or exchange for whatever reason as long as you inform us in writing of your return request within 14 days following receipt of the item and then return it to us within 14 days of us acknowledging your request. Full details of the returns process, including returns timings and eligibility criteria, can be found at 'Returns'.